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Parallel Youth Games

The Parallel Youth Games is a ‘mini-Paralympics’, showcasing and celebrating disability sport in Sussex.

What is the Parallel Youth Games?

The Parallel Youth Games is a ‘mini-Paralympics’, showcasing and celebrating disability sport in Sussex. It gives young people the opportunity to be defined not by their disability, but instead by their inspirational achievements while creating positive lasting memories.

The Sussex Parallel Youth Games is the only, multi-sport participation, event of its size for children with disabilities in Sussex.

Organised by Active Sussex, with support from partners, it provides a non-competitive, thrilling experience for young people to try out sports and learn new skills such as teamwork and leadership.

Parallel Youth Games 2023

Triple paralympian Kylie Grimes MBE was one of two special guests at this year’s Sussex Parallel Youth Games.

The sportswoman, best known for her success in wheelchair rugby, was accompanied by partially-sighted swimmer Alfie Penfold, who lives in Sussex and is the current British Swimming and England 800m Freestyle -S13 record holder.

Around 400 pupils from 12 schools across Sussex took part at the event, held at the K2 in Crawley on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

To learn more about the 2023 event read our coverage from the day here. 

For more pictures, visit our picture gallery.



Sussex Parallel Youth Games 2023

Parallel Youth Games

Watch the highlights from our Parallel Youth Games in 2017.

Ed Bartram

Regional Project & Events Officer

Ed supports Sport England's targeted investment into facilities in the region, linking national strategy to local priorities and delivery. Ed also delivers the Sussex School Games programme, and events including the Sussex Sports Awards, Parallel Youth Games, and the Active Sussex Conference and Network.

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